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University of Alabama Faculty Records

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-154

Scope and Contents

This record group contains records created by University of Alabama faculty from 1831-1922. This includes correspondence related to faculty positions and salary, a record of student rules infractions, and minutes of faculty meetings. Of special importance are the minutes from 1831-1854 and 1871-1922, which document not only routine faculty business but also student life and campus history. They also contain information about the life and work of enslaved persons on campus during the antebellum years. The record group contains five accessions. Each accession arrived at The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections as a discrete group of materials. This arrangement has been retained. All of the records are open for research.

Dates

  • 1831 - 1922

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are responsible for using the materials in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any copyright claimants in collection materials. Copyright for official University records is held by The University of Alabama. The library claims only physical ownership of many manuscript collections. Anyone wishing to broadcast or publish this material must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of literary property rights or copyrights. Please contact Special Collections (archives@ua.edu) with questions regarding specific manuscript collections. For more information about copyright policy, please visit: https://www.ua.edu/copyright/. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal implications, for which the University of Alabama assumes no responsibility.

Biographical / Historical

The University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa, is the oldest public university in the state. In 1820, the state legislature called for the establishment of a public institution of higher learning, and in 1827, Tuscaloosa was chosen as the location. Work began in 1828, and by April 1831, The University of Alabama opened to students. There were four faculty members and fifty-two students. Additional sources available: http://www.ua.edu/history.html; History of the University of Alabama, volume I, 1818-1902 James Benson Sellers, University of Alabama Press, 1953; "History of the University of Alabama, volume II, 1902-1952," James Benson Sellers, revised and edited by W. Stanley Hoole, unpublished manuscript, W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library; The University of Alabama: A Pictorial History, Suzanne Rau Wolfe, University of Alabama Press, 1983.

Extent

9.8 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This record group contains records of The University of Alabama faculty from 1831-1922, including early correspondence and minutes of faculty meetings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Unknown.

Processing Information

Deborah Nygren and Tom Land, 1980, 1981; Donnelly Walton, 2010; updated by Kevin Ray, 2018, 2020.
Title
Guide to The University of Alabama Faculty Records
Status
Completed
Author
Donnelly Walton, 2010; updated by Kevin Ray, 2018, April 2020
Date
October 2010. Updated 2018, 2020, 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500